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used in The Fellowship of the Ring

5 uses
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to think deeply or carefully about something
  • From Frodo's mind the bright morning — treacherously bright, he thought — had not banished the fear of pursuit; and he pondered the words of Gildor.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- A Short Cut to Mushrooms (6% in)
  • Merry was still reading and pondering Gandalf's letter when Strider and Nob returned.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Strider (95% in)
  • Aragorn and Gandalf walked together or sat speaking of their road and the perils they would meet; and they pondered the storied and figured maps and books of lore that were in the house of Elrond.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (23% in)
  • For many long years I had pondered what I might do, should the Great Ring come into my hands, and behold! it was brought within my grasp.
    2.7 -- Book 2 Chapter 7 -- The Mirror of Galadriel (92% in)
  • All that had happened since Bilbo left the Shire was passing through his mind, and he recalled and pondered everything that he could remember of Gandalf's words.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 -- The Breaking of the Fellowship (16% in)

There are no more uses of "ponder" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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